Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer
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Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer
The beloved Czech animator Jan Svankmajer receives a handsome retrospective in this two-disc set, compiling his short works from 1965 to 1992. The director of the feature-length films Alice and Little Otik, Svankmajer's shorts are sometimes unsettling yet delicately crafted worlds unto themselves, where inanimate objects like potatoes, piles of office supplies, or slices of meat move with life. There's a crudeness to the movement in these shorts that call attention to their creator's methods, and this crudeness is precisely what give the little stories their antic rhythms.… More
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